The 30-Million-Word Advantage

Do you know that frequent, consistent conversation in the family gives children a tremendous learning advantage?

Some influential researchers at the University of Kansas observed that young children from birth to age three learn almost all of their vocabulary from their parents. Children who hear more words have the advantage of larger vocabularies and higher reading levels. Simply by talking more, we give our children an academic boost.

The researchers found that conversation with parents builds young children’s vocabularies and confidence.

QUIZ 15

Children who hear more words have the advantage of what?